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— Radiation levels on deserted Rongelap Island near the former U.S. nuclear test site on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific have dropped to levels safe for human habitation, according to a study by a Japanese researcher.

Jun Takada, of Hiroshima University’s Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine, announced this week that his research in 1999 showed levels of radiation on the island were lower than those in Tokyo and Hiroshima.

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